Catalytic Leadership

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Catalytic Leadership

Local leadership matters more in a diverse and distracted world. Chamber may have to get comfortable catalyzing change, not just coping with it.

Dig Deeper


Great by Choice; Jim Collins

  • Organizations can’t predict the future… but they can create it.

The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness; Harvard Business School

  • Michael Porter is the founder of the modern strategy field and one of the world’s most influential thinkers on management and competitiveness
Ask Yourself


  • How might your officer nominations process change to address this need for change-agent, rather than caretaker leadership?
  • What preliminary steps are necessary before “breaking” things that don’t seem broken?
  • In dealing with the most important (rather than most urgent) issues and changes in your org or business community, persistence is the only way to affect change. What steps can you put in place to sustain focus across years, rather than shifting with each annual work plan?
  • Given the resistance to institutional hierarchies among future generations, how can you be more intentional about building networked leadership across a broader group of leaders in allied entities?
  • How can you get beyond issue-specific government relations and nurture shared views of the future between public and private sectors?
Ask Yourself


Has your organization implemented new ideas inspired by the Horizon Initiative? Email notes about your innovation to to share with the chamber industry. Be sure to include links.